It is not hard to link back to it or to individual post in the thread.
You can still read it and search for it.
It has not gone away.
Understood dawg, and you are right of course but, our West Mi thread was not a subject, it was a gathering place. Linking back isn't the point as none of us really ever go back and scroll through it anyway, it is just a chronical of the community. Pathetic as that may be , Kinda like the neighborhood bar burning down and moving accross the street. Not really all that different but yet never quite the same either. Keeping the thread on the first page of threads was kind of a point of pride (hey we are in Michigan, we gotta hang our hat on something!).
We'll get over it, it was just a shock and a disruption in our everyday routine.
Just start a new one...